When to be exacting
I am installing a new door for our pantry. It is a narrow space and I couldn’t get a pre-hung door in the right size, so I need to hang the door myself. That means I need to cut out mortises – the spots where the hinges attach to the door and to the frame.
If the hinges don’t fit perfectly, the door will never work properly, so the mortices need to be perfect. I am taking my time and will hopefully have a successful door installed soon.
I’m also working on some trellises in my garden. In contrast to the door, there is no reason to be exacting and precise with the trellises. The only thing they need to do is to withstand the weight of the plants.
As a leader, you don’t have time to give your best effort to everything and many things don’t deserve your best effort. Knowing when to be exacting and when to do the minimum (think MVP) requires reflection and intention.
Do good and be well,
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